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July 1997

Pediatric Clinical Electromyography

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1997;54(7):804. doi:10.1001/archneur.1997.00550190008005

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The 3 authors of Pediatric Clinical Electromyography, Jones, Bolton, and Harper, are well known in the field. Jones is the director of the Pediatric Electromyography (EMG) Laboratory at Children's Hospital in Boston, Mass, and has extensive experience in pediatric EMG. This book is the first text dedicated entirely to pediatric electrodiagnosis. It is both well written and a joy to read.

The book is divided into 9 chapters. The first chapter is devoted to the approach of pediatric EMG. It is particularly useful to those trained in adult EMG but who are frequently asked to perform electrodiagnostic tests in pediatric populations. The issue of premedication and anesthesia for EMG is adequately addressed. The importance of the section on "Maturation Factors in Pediatric Nerve Conduction Studies" cannot be overemphasized. Tables 1 through 19 at the end of chapter 1, which contain the normal data for the pediatric population, are extremely useful.

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